Betting on today's Islanders and Cardinals game? Catch the action at McDermott Convocation Center in San Antonio, TX, as the Cardinals hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. In this Southland matchup, the Islanders are the betting favorite against the Cardinals. The over/under for the game is 149.5 points.


The Pick: Incarnate Word Cardinals +2

This game will be played at McDermott Convocation Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Not only will Incarnate Word pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

Coming into today's game, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is favored by 2 points over Incarnate Word. So far this season, the Islanders have an overall record of 7-6 and have gone 2-4 on the road.

In their last game, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi faced off against Texas and lost by a score of 71-55. Over their last ten road games, the Islanders have gone 5-5.

As the favorite this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone just 1-2 vs. the spread. However, over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Islanders are 6-3-1 ATS. On the road, they are 5-1 vs. the spread this year and have gone 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 road games.

So far this year, the over/under record for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi games is 2-7, and today's line of 149.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (148.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points, and their over/under record in their last three games is 0-1.

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 55 points versus Texas. During the game, they attempted 18 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 35.6%. The top scorer for the Islanders was Dian Wright-Forde with 10 points, while Garry Clark also chipped in with 9 points.

In the current season, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense has excelled, sitting 83rd in the nation by allowing 67.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 22.7% this season.

Does Incarnate Word Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Incarnate Word comes into today's matchup as the underdog, and they have been the underdog in 11 of their 13 games this season. So far, the Cardinals are 5-8 overall and 1-1 at home.

In their last game, Incarnate Word lost to Texas-Rio Grande Valley by a score of 77-74. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cardinals are 6-4.

As the underdog this season, Incarnate Word has gone 6-4-1 vs. the spread, including a 2-0 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cardinals are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Incarnate Word games is 5-6 and today's line of 149.5 is very close to the average over/under line of 149 in their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points and the over/under record for their last 10 games is 3-6.

In their recent game, the Cardinals' offense concluded with 74 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.5 points per contest. Sky Wicks is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.5 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Josiah Hammons brings a PPG average of 13.3 into the game.

Coming into today's game, the Incarnate Word defense is giving up an average of 77.6 points per contest. Against Texas-Rio Grande Valley in their most recent game, the Incarnate Word defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing Texas-Rio Grande Valley to hit 42% of their shots.